Sports Shorts

* MLB demographics: Roughly 30 percent of players are Latino, mostly from outside the U.S., and 8 percent are African-American.

* Indeed, that was probably Joe Maddon riding a bicycle recently along Bayshore Boulevard. His Los Angeles Angels team was in the area playing the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin.

* “Failure is not an option for me.”–Miami Marlins’ General Manager Kim Ng, MLB’s first female GM.

* The 1926 NFL champion: the Frankford Yellow Jackets, who called the Frankford section of northeast Philadelphia home. Yes, there was an NFL before Vince Lombardi, money-gushing network TV, Super Bowls and Tom Brady.

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